NORWALK - Great news for shoppers as the back-to-school rush gets underway: it's tax-free week in Connecticut.
Sunday kicks off the annual "sales tax holiday." Purchases of clothing and footwear items that cost less than $300 will not be taxed.
According to the state's website, handbags, jewelry and other such accessories are not covered by the tax exemption and will still be taxed.
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News 12 spoke to shoppers in Westport who said they were excited about the deals.
“I'm in college, so I want to get some things out of the way before I leave for school in a week,” said Grace McDavid, a Shoe-Inn store employee.
Tax-free week runs through Saturday.